When you’re making handmade products there can be times when things don’t go quite right. Here is one of our mistake examples we hope that you can learn from.
We made a large batch of our Parsley Salt Scrub Soap (which was featured earlier this year on our blog). We decided to cut it into small bars to use for samples. Well, when we did…the different layers of the soap split apart! Since these were just for samples it wasn’t such a big deal, but had we been wanting to sell this product, it would have been a disaster.
Upon doing research, we read that you should use rubbing alcohol in between each layer. For example, once the sea salt layer of the Parsley Salt Scrub Soap has fully hardened, spray rubbing alcohol over the top of the soap. This is supposed to act as a binding agent for the next layer. Then, pour the next layer of soap and add the parsley flakes. Repeat this step for any additional layers.
It’s a bummer we didn’t know this before, but at least now we know for the next time we make a layered bar of melt and pour soap!